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Pão de Queijo | Brazilian Cheese Bread

Pão de Queijo | Brazilian Cheese Bread is a gluten free bread / roll made with Tapioca flour, egg, milk and cheese. This can be made in under 20 minutes and is perfect for Breakfast, Brunch or snack.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Baking, Bread, Breakfast
Cuisine: Brazilian
Servings: 18 rolls
Calories: 67kcal


  • 1 cup Tapioca flour
  • ½ cup Milk room temperature
  • ¼ cup Vegetable oil
  • 1 Large egg room temperature
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • ¼ cup Mozzarella cheese
  • ¼ cup Cheddar cheese


  • Preheat the oven to 400 F.
  • In a blender jar or a food processor bowl, add the tapioca flour, milk, oil, salt and egg.
  • Pulse it a few times to blend it into a smooth batter.
  • Add the cheese and just do couple of small pulses to combine everything.
  • Grease the mini muffin pan liberally.
  • Fill each hole halfway with the batter. This allows plenty of space to let the bread puff up.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes until the bread is crusty on the outside and lightly browned. Mine took only 15 minutes to bake.
  • Remove the pan from the oven and let it sit for couple of minutes in the pan. Carefully remove the Pão de Queijo in a bowl and serve warm.


Calories: 67kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 90mg | Potassium: 12mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 50IU | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1mg